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Syaoran's Compass
Syaoran's Compass
Japanese: 羅針盤
Romaji: Rashinban
User(s): Syaoran Li
Used with: Clow Cards

Sakura Cards

Syaoran's Compass (referred to as the Lasin Board in Cardcaptors) is a special device created by Clow Reed. It is mainly used by Syaoran to track the Clow Cards.

Eventually, it is secretly being used to store and harness the vast magical abilities of the Sakura Cards. CCS AW SP PG344


It is shaped like an 8-sided star with the cardinal points on the edges and the symbols of Gold, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth, Clouds, Rain and Electricity on the 8 points as well as the I Ching Divination lines Bagua beneath that. In the middle, there is a Tao symbol.

From the characters closest to the yin-yang symbol and going outward by color, read:

  • gray: , , - Winter, Trigram (north), North
  • blue: , , - Water, Trigram (northeast), Heaven
  • light blue: , , - Spring, Trigram (east), East
  • red: , *, - Fire, Trigram (north)*, Demon
  • light red: , , - Summer, Trigram (south), South
  • green: , , - Wind, Trigram (southwest), Earth
  • white: , , 西 - Fall, Trigram (west), West
  • gold: , , - Earth, Trigram (northwest), God

*It should be because it would satisfy the cardinal directions, but probably there was a animation error and they accidently repeated , Trigram.


According to Cerberus, it used to be the property of Clow, who created the board to localize the Clow Cards, using oriental/Chinese magic, which he inherited from his mother.

Apparently, he had left it with her in Hong Kong when he moved to Tomoeda, Japan. After his death, it was passed through generations of the Li Family (who are descendants of Clow) until it was given to Syaoran. When Syaoran left for Japan, he took it with him to help guide him in his hunt for the Clow Cards.

A few years later, it is used to store all fifty-three Sakura Cards.


Only a person with magical powers can use this device. When used, a white glow comes from the middle of the board, then it fires a beam towards the direction of the aforementioned item.

In the animanga, Syaoran used it to see if Sakura was in possession of Clow Cards and to help find Touya when the Mirror card led him to the edge of a cliff.

While trapped inside the Maze, Syaoran's attempt to use the rashinban to escape failed.

The board became useless near more the Clow Cards were collected due to the large amount of magical energy gathering in the city.


"King of gods gods command god,

Appear from all directions,

Gold, Wood, Fire, Earth, Thunder.

The new command:

Soft Thunder

Spinning Thunder."

In Cardcaptors[]

"Source of light with ancient spin,

Send forth the magic power within:

Oracles of Gold, Wood, Water, Fire

Earth, Cloud, Wind, Rain and Electricity.

Force, know my plight:

Release the light!"



  • Rashinban, (羅針盤; らしんばん, ラシンバン, rashinban), is the Japanese word for compass.